CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper preached patience last week when it came to breaking the losing cycle and building a consistent winner.
Over the weekend, the Panthers stayed true to that plan.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers general manager Scott Fitterer has informed current starter Sam Darnold the team plans to add another quarterback soon.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers desperately need to find a franchise quarterback —and a left tackle to protect him.
Such is the dilemma the Panthers face heading into the NFL draft, where they hold the No.
6. CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-12)
LAST SEASON: The Panthers suffered through another five-win season under Matt Rhule, leaving the third-year coach squarely on the hot seat. A major problem has been Carolina's inability to land a franchise quarterback.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers desperately wanted to land Deshaun Watson to solve the quarterback issues that have plagued them for the better part of the past four seasons.
But when the three-time Pro Bowler snubbed the Panthers’ overtures and refused to change his no-trade clause for Carolina, it left the team back at square one searching for that elusive franchise QB.
CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-12)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: RB Ameer Abdullah, S Juston Burris, LB Jermaine Carter Jr., S Sean Chandler, P Lachlan Edwards, WR Alex Erickson, CB Stephon Gilmore, DE Marquis Haynes Sr., CB Donte Jackson, DT DaQuan Jones, CB Rashaan Melvin, G John Miller, QB Cam Newton, C Matt Paradis, OLB Haason Reddick, T Trent Scott, WR Brandon Zylstra.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers on Tuesday fired three assistant coaches, including special teams coordinator Chase Blackburn, offensive line coach Pat Meyer and defensive line coach Frank Okam.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Having survived Black Monday, embattled coach Matt Rhule turned his attention to a number of issues facing the Carolina Panthers moving forward.
Such as how to fix the quarterback situation, hiring the right offensive coordinator, and upgrading a porous offensive line.
CAROLINA (5-11) at TAMPA BAY (12-4)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, Fox
BETTING LINE: Buccaneers by 8, according to FanDuel SportsBoo k.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Starting Sam Darnold in place of Cam Newton at quarterback provided only a brief spark for Carolina before the flailing Panthers reverted to form.
Darnold completed his first nine passes for the first time in his career while leading scoring drives on his first two series.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cameron Jordan bolted into the backfield from the left edge of Carolina's offensive line. The Saints defensive end wrapped both arms around Sam Darnold, lifted the Panthers' quarterback off his feet and pulled him to the turf on his side as if they were on a wrestling mat.
CAROLINA (5-10) at NEW ORLEANS (7-8)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox
BETTING LINE: Saints by 6½, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Matt Rhule says Sam Darnold will start at quarterback on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints instead of 2015 league MVP Cam Newton.
Newton is 0-5 as Carolina’s starting quarterback this year and has lost 13 straight starts as the Panthers starting QB dating back to the 2018 season.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Rhule heard the “Fire Rhule” chants from fans during the game, as well as the boos as he left the field Sunday following the Carolina Panthers' sixth straight home loss and and 10th defeat in the last 12 games.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule said Cam Newton will start Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and have a “major role” in the game, while Sam Darnold also is set to get playing time at quarterback.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton’s struggles have left Matt Rhule looking for answers at quarterback.
Rhule said Monday that he “can’t speculate” on who’ll be the team’s starting quarterback this Sunday when the Panthers host Tampa Bay.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers’ quarterback situation took another turn on Wednesday as Sam Darnold was back at practice earlier than expected after being designated to return from injured reserve.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Barring an unforeseen turnaround, the Carolina Panthers appear destined to have a top 10 pick in next year’s NFL draft.
That means the Panthers have a potentially franchise-altering decision on the horizon: Do they try to find a young franchise quarterback with their first-round pick next April or take an offensive lineman to solidify the left tackle spot for the next decade?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is beginning to experience the hardships of playing behind Carolina’s porous offensive line.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ron Rivera knew at some point he would have to prepare a game plan to face his former quarterback and longtime friend Cam Newton.
That time is here.
Newton is expected to start Sunday when the Panthers (5-5) host the Washington Football Team (3-6) in a game that pits a quarterback against his former coach of nine seasons in Carolina.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Superman has returned.
Whether or not Cam Newton can rescue the Carolina Panthers' sinking season remains to be seen.
The Panthers (4-5) announced they've signed Newton to a one-year contract, bringing him back to the franchise that drafted him No.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray resigned a day after he was placed on administrative leave amid an investigation into his workplace conduct.
Murray plans to enter a treatment program for alcohol abuse, the team and Murray said in a statement.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sam Darnold will miss at least four weeks with a right shoulder injury, meaning P.J. Walker will take over at quarterback for the Carolina Panthers.
Darnold, who is 4-5 as Carolina's starter, suffered an incomplete fracture of the shoulder blade and will go on injured reserve, coach Matt Rhule announced Wednesday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold will be listed as day to day following an MRI on his right throwing shoulder Monday, according to a person familiar with the situation.
There were no other details available on the injury.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It’s one thing to be a struggling football team.
It’s another to be a struggling football team seemingly without a direction and any tangible solutions to fix recurring problems.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers traded away three draft picks for Sam Darnold with the idea they could resurrect his career and he could develop into the franchise’s long-term answer at quarterback.
CHARLOTTE. N.C. (AP) — Bill Belichick has the blueprint for beating Sam Darnold, and it starts with disguising coverages.
His players just seem to do the rest.
New England's defense intercepted Darnold on three consecutive possessions in the second half — including one that J.C.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Matt Rhule said running back Christian McCaffrey has a chance to play Sunday against the New England Patriots if he can make it through practice on Saturday without any setbacks.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey was excited to be back at practice, skipping ahead of his teammates during warmup runs and slapping low-fives with them.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with undrafted free-agent quarterback Josh Love to join their practice squad, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Rhule has been preaching for weeks that the Carolina Panthers need to stay committed to running the football and rely on a defense filled with former first- and second-round draft picks to win games.
Quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Sam Darnold got hurt running the ball and kicker Chris Boswell was injured throwing it.
Winston was carted to the locker room with a “significant” left knee injury when Buccaneers linebacker Devin White pulled him down on a scramble in the second quarter of New Orleans’ 36-27 win over Tampa Bay.
ATLANTA (AP) — Chuba Hubbard's first carry was about as bad as it gets.
A fumble recovered by the Atlanta Falcons.
The Carolina Panthers running back was feeling a lot better by the end of the game Sunday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After waiting seven weeks for his defense to play an outstanding game, New York Giants coordinator Pat Graham told his unit the same thing he does at the start of every week.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are tinkering with Sam Darnold’s mechanics in hopes of salvaging whatever is left of the quarterback's confidence.
Panthers coach Matt Rhule has been working closely with Darnold this week on his footwork, particularly slowing down the QB's backpedal.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have placed safety Jabrill Peppers on injured reserve with a rupture to the ACL and a high ankle sprain, both on his right leg.
Peppers was hurt in the third quarter on a punt return in the Giants’ 25-3 victory over the Carolina Panthers.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets will try to turn around their season without Zach Wilson for a few games.
The rookie quarterback has a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will be sidelined two to four weeks, coach Robert Saleh confirmed after Wilson had an MRI on Monday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven games into Sam Darnold’s tenure with the Carolina Panthers there are serious concerns about his ability to develop into the team’s quarterback of the future.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — For the first time this season, Sam Darnold may have to start looking over his shoulder.
In fact, there may be a lot of guys on the Panthers who may be facing reduced playing time after Carolina dropped a 25-3 decision to the woeful New York Giants on Sunday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Coach Matt Rhule promised the Carolina Panthers' offense will take on a “vastly different look” moving forward after the team's third straight loss.
In an effort for the Panthers to “find their identity” with star running back Christian McCaffrey still out with a hamstring injury, Rhule plans to lean more on rookie Chuba Hubbard and the running game beginning this week against the New York Giants.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Matt Rhule said running back Christian McCaffrey is “50-50” for Carolina's game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
McCaffrey has missed Carolina’s last two games with a hamstring injury.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It has been 13 years since the Carolina Panthers invested a first-round draft pick in an offensive lineman.
That needs to change.
The lack of resources the Panthers have placed on building an offensive line has come back to haunt them over the last several years.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday after missing Carolina’s 36-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys with a hamstring injury.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — No matter where he goes, Sam Darnold can’t seem to find pass protection.
The Panthers quarterback was sacked five times and hit 11 times in a 36-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys ran over the NFL's No. 1 defense, answering a little history from the legs of Carolina quarterback Sam Darnold.
Elliott carried 20 times for 143 yards in the two-time rushing champion's first triple-digit game of the season, Dak Prescott threw four touchdown passes and the Cowboys beat the Panthers 36-28 on Sunday.
CAROLINA (3-0) at DALLAS (2-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE: Cowboys by 5, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
HOUSTON (AP) — Thanks to another efficient performance from Sam Darnold and continued dominant play by their defense, the Carolina Panthers are 3-0 for the first time since 2015, when they reached the Super Bowl.
The rookie class of quarterbacks that entered the season full of fanfare is finding the adjustment to the NFL is not very easy.
Top two picks Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson lead the league with five interceptions after opening the season with back-to-back losses, Trey Lance has barely seen the field and Mac Jones is the only QB to get a win, and that came against Wilson.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are using fast starts to start fast this season.
The Panthers have been dominant in the first half of games, outscoring their opponents 33-0 and outgaining them by a whopping 400 yards.